Eddie Hearn Feels Deontay Wilder Is ‘Completely and Utterly Defeated’ Ahead of Tyson Fury Trilogy

Published 07/08/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The entire boxing fraternity is patiently waiting to see the high-voltage trilogy between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. This contest is important because a huge chunk of boxing fans believe Wilder will resurrect his position this time and reclaim his long-lost heavyweight throne.

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However, the Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn isn’t quite rooting for ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in this trilogy. He certainly believes that Wilder hasn’t grown since his loss to ‘The Gypsy King’ and seems defeated already.

Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, he said, “A guy doesn’t just grow ability overnight. [He looks] exactly the same. Hitting pads with Malik Scott. Movement, footwork, exactly the same… He’s also, mentally, completely and utterly defeated.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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After his dreadful loss to Tyson Fury in February 2020, Deontay Wilder went all out against the Brit and he accused him of cheating in the rematch. He even complained about spiked water and his walkout costume being heavy for that contest. As a result, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was on the receiving end of a huge backlash that came from fans and fighters surrounding the world.

Now, on July 24, his sole focus is on crucifying ‘The Gypsy King’ and putting himself on top of the most decorated division of the boxing universe. That said, in his fresh training videos, Wilder seems to have added another layer to his game. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see if ‘The Bronze Bomber’ actually applies those tactics on his July 24th trilogy.

Can Deontay Wilder turn the tide in his favor against Tyson Fury this time?

Deontay Wilder has spent an extensive amount of time ironing out the mistakes he made against Fury in both their fights. He, and his trainer Malik Scott, plan to stagger Fury and his team with their exemplary performance.

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That said, Wilder, who is ready to roar in this trilogy, will look to bring something out of the box in this fight. The world will be glued to its TV screens to see how well ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has polished up his skills.

What do you make of Hearn‘s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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